Lady Casa is perhaps the country's most famous raver and something like a cult leader to her tens of thousands of fans. When the Miami native makes a pilgrimage to Los Angeles and hosts an event on Venice Beach the day after seeing DJ Armin van Buuren, it quickly turns into a mob scene. Not far fr ... More >>
The activists in Smash HLS has never been shy about pushing the boundaries when it comes protesting Miami-based Worldwide Primates, a firm that sells monkeys sometimes used in scientific experiments. When a New Times writer hung out with the group last summer, they were marching outside the home of ... More >>
Seriously, the way we treat Mother Earth could easily be considered elderly abuse. We've pillaged her precious resources, choked her water with plastic crap, and changed her climate via cattle waste. Ugh. But with Earth Day right around the corner, now is the time to show Mom we're not the worst of ... More >>
According to the owners of the newly opened Smart Bites Cafe, crickets and worms are the protein source of the future. But even if you're a little squeamish about this forward-thinking food source, you can still find plenty of healthy (and more socially acceptable) edibles at the Wynwood-area break ... More >>
Being a PLUR warrior isn't just something you do at 2 a.m. in a dark club, it's a 24/7 job. You've got to awaken people to a higher consciousness and use your powers for good at every moment possible, even if it means marching on a couple hours of sleep. Lady Casa (formerly known as Molly Casa) and ... More >>
Myth has it that when the moon is full, people let go of their inhibitions and go wild. Truth or fiction, people totally let loose at LMNT's monthly downtown full moon party. "We need to come together as a community and bring body and soul together," said Tracie Samara, hostess and co-founder of th ... More >>
As part of the global March Against Monsanto, South Floridians came out in droves to rally support for mandatory labeling Saturday. Across the world, more than 2 million protesters attended rallies in more than 400 cities, across 52 countries--a much larger turnout than initially expected. In Mia ... More >>
The whole GMO (Genetically Modified Organisms) thing has been a big deal for quite some time now. After the failure of California's mandatory labeling initiative, Prop. 37, in November, activists across the country rallied to raise awareness about GMOs. Then came the 'Monsanto Protection Act'. Hidd ... More >>
The death match between Big Ag and undercover animal-rights activists rages on.
Dr. Mehmet Oz has taken a lot of flack lately about a recent Time magazine article, in which he seemingly reversed his position on organics and genetically modified (GMO) foods. In a phone interview yesterday, I got the straight dope on this sudden shift in opinion, directly from the doctor. On ... More >>
God bless you, City Hall. Just when we begin to think that you are completely irrelevant, you burst back into our lives with a controversial proposal to plaster Miami with more gaudy logos and revenue-generating ads than a Mexican soccer jersey. Miami city commissioners voted down the crazy measure ... More >>
There was a time, circa 1991, when hip-hop wasn't all about bling and bitches. Back in the day, the beat dropped and so did some Gil-Scott Heron-inspired wordplay, a call for justice in the inner city, and a shout-out to Malcolm X. Founded by rapper Speech (born Todd Thomas), Atlanta collectiv ... More >>
via facebook.com/massiveattackMassive Attack bathe in rainbows.Massive Attack and Thievery CorporationBayfront Park Amphitheatre, MiamiTuesday, October 26, 2010Better Than: No doubt the MGMT show was probably awesome, but if I could have split myself and watched both, I'm pretty sure this is wher ... More >>
Those who have read the books Fast Food Nation or The Omnivore's Dilemma, or articles such as Monsanto's Harvest of Fear in Vanity Fair or Eat Shit and Die in Miami New Times, will find little to be startled over in Food, Inc. Yet those who haven't been paying attention to what's been going down ... More >>
Here's a bit of the ammunition you'll need for a lively debate with slow food organizer Diane Campion at this Sunday's panel discussion "Why Buy Local?" Campion, heirloom tomato farmer Walt Ross, and Cafe Boulud Chef Zach Bell are hosting a seminar at the Boca Raton branch of Whole Foods from 1 to ... More >>
This might be the cure for boring food, but it sure ain't the remedy for obesity.